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Veterans Services

Serving military-connected students and their families is an extremely important part of Anoka-Ramsey's mission. We invite you to take advantage of the personal service we offer on our campuses by scheduling a meeting with a Veterans Academic Advisor, 763-433-1390.

Veterans Academic Advisors are available to assist you with:

  • admissions process
  • course registration
  • changing your schedule
  • any other questions you may encounter

Certifying Officials on our campuses in the Records Offices assist you with your military benefits each semester.

REMINDER: Please Submit Your Documentation Each Semester

It's important to remember to submit your documentation requirements for the GI Bill™ to your certifying official at Anoka-Ramsey each semester.

  • The following documents need to be submitted to the Records Department where the certifying official is located. To avoid delays, please provide all important documentation from the start. If you have questions, please contact Jeff Pool at 763-433-1963.

    1. Copy, complete with your signature, of your online VA Educational Application or confirmation page.
    2. Copy of your DD-214 Report of Separation/Discharge Papers - (member 4 copy).
      -Or-
      Copy of the NOBE - Notice of Basic Eligibility (Contact your unit for a copy).
    3. Official transcripts from any and all educational institutions you have previously attended
    4. Joint Services Transcript: Army, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard
    5. Community College of the Air Force (CCAF): Active Duty, Guard Reservists
    6. Every Semester, notify your campus veterans' certifying official in writing of any changes (add, drop or withdraw) to your program/major or your courses. Failure to do so may result in a delay of additional benefits and/or repayment of any overpayment.
      Your completed file is filed with the VA Records Management Center in St. Louis, MO. A copy is retained at Anoka-Ramsey Community College.
  • Consistent with MnSCU Procedure 5.12.1, a student who is a member of any branch of the U.S. military reserves, who is unable to complete a course or courses due to active duty call-up shall be offered the following course cancellation and/or completion options. In all cases, the student is required to provide the college with a copy of his/her call-up papers.

    A student may receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees if called to active duty. A student receiving financial aid who chooses this option is required to repay 100% of grants and loans (not work study) that has been disbursed for the term. An instructor may agree to assign the student an incomplete (an Agreement of Incomplete Form needs to be completed) even though less than 75% of the coursework has been completed. If, in the instructor's judgment, a student has completed sufficient coursework to earn a grade of C or better, the instructor may assign credit (a grade) for completion of a course. A student who does not find one of the first three options suitable, may withdraw from the course. A withdraw request will be honored even if the withdrawal deadline has passed. Additionally, it's a good idea for financial aid recipients to check in with the Financial Aid Office 763-433-1500.

     

Supplementary Information

  • Contacts

    Veterans Services
    Cambridge Campus Rm E203B
    Coon Rapids Campus Rm 118
    763-433-1390

    Jeff Pool, Academic Advisor
    763-433-1963
    Coon Rapids Campus SC114

    Brian Wollum, Director of Advising Services
    763-433-1188

    Victoria Gartner, Veterans Certifying Official
    763-433-1984
    Coon Rapids Campus

    Crystal Nelson, Veterans Certifying Official
    763-433-1916
    Cambridge Campus

  • Locations

    Veterans Center
    Cambridge Campus Rm E203B

    Veterans Center
    Coon Rapids Campus Rm 118

    Records Office 
    Cambridge Campus Rm D223 

    Records Office 
    Coon Rapids Campus Rm SC250

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